Gateway Area Business Association – GABA

Working Together, Growing Together – Since 1950

 

Photo courtesy of EastPDXNews.com

Fred Sanchez, Colleen Gifford & the Keystone Kops!

The Gateway Area Business Association was started in 1950 as the Woodland Park Merchants, with 15 charter members. The purpose was to promote the area with services to the community.  One of the first activities was the organizing of a parade in 1951, with eager participation.

One of the highlights of the parade was the annual appearance of the Senior and Junior Rose Festival Courts.  The first Fun-O-Rama days were held in 1952, with a carnival used as a fund-raising event. The Gateway Keystone Cops were a west coast-side fun group, appearing in many local and regional events such as parades and other fun-type activities.

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2014 General Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at noon at East Portland Community Center – Loaves and Fishes room – 740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216 (between Stark Street and Cherry Blossom Drive)  Lunch is available for $8.00 suggested donation.

 

2014 Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the months of January, March, May, July, September and November from 6 to 7 pm at
East Portland Neighborhood Office - 1017 NE 117th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

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Upcoming Events for 2014

Click here to see the rest of our upcoming meetings and events calendar!

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Click below to access the 2014 GABA Fair and Parade forms:

GABA 2014 Fair Application

GABA 2014 Parade Registration

GABA 2014 Raffle Letter

GABA 2014 Raffle Form

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May 8

 GABA General Meeting  - noon
740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216
Featured Speakers: Carnival, Parade and Fair planning

May 17

May 16-18

FUN-O-RAMA Parade 1-2pm on Halsey/Weidler Streets between NE 104th and
112th and Community Fair at 111th SQUARE ’til 4pmCarnival at Gateway Park, NE 106th and Halsey Street (Davis Carnival

May 28

GABA Board Meeting – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – 1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland OR 97220

Jun 12

GABA General Meeting  – noon
740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216
Featured Speakers: Bio Swells/Emily Hauth

Jul 10

GABA General Meeting  - noon
740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216
Featured Speakers: To Be Announced

Jul 23

GABA Board Meeting – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – 1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland OR 97220

Aug

No Meetings

Sept  13

First Responders Tribute at 111th Square – NE Halsey at 111th – Noon to 2pm

Sept 24

GABA Board Meeting – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – 1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland OR 97220

Oct 9

GABA General Meeting  – noon
740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216
Featured Speakers: To Be Announced

Nov 13

GABA General Meeting  – noon
740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216
Featured Speakers: To Be Announced

Nov 26

GABA Board Meeting – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – 1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland OR 97220

Dec 11

Holiday Event To Be Announced